South West News

'Our First Year with Capstone' A story from Capstone Devon carers - We are 7 weeks from being approved at panel. I am beginning to wonder if we will ever ‘start’ our fostering journey. And then on the way back from a weekend away we pick up a message on the phone. We have been out of signal. There is an emergency need. We discuss and ring back. We offer our spare bed. For us this feels easier than reading a profile. There are no complications to interpret, worry about and plan for. There is just a need, and space...

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Alison from Capstone South West is running the Sierra Leone Marathon in May for Street Child. She is hoping to raise over £1000! Click here for Ali's sponsor page. Here's her story in her own words! I am turning 40 this year and wanted to complete my first marathon somewhere special! When I read about Street Child, I knew that I had found something special. I was inspired by the work of Street Child and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in the Sierra Leone Marathon 2018. The money raised on my page will...

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Karen Winser made the annual trip to THAT Food bank this Monday on behalf of Capstone. Lin, the Chair, of THAT Foodbank, a Charity who try to alleviate food poverty throughout Teignbridge, requested this year for our staff to provide Christmas themed goods so more family hampers could be created. All our staff were happy to get involved with this worthwhile organisation and were very generous, we donated things like selection boxes, tins of Chocolate, biscuits and Christmas puddings. Lin and her team we overwhelmed with the gifts. Karen had the chance to have a quick catch up with Lin...

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